Key Concepts in Substance Misuse
- Aaron Pycroft - University of Portsmouth, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Nursing | Social Work & Social Policy (General) | Substance Abuse Counselling
Drug use is a major challenge for public services, healthcare professionals and policy-makers all over the world. This book offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. It begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use. Key issues in the effect drugs have on society are then addressed, before outlining methods of recovery and therapy.
- Reflective questions to challenge readers’ assumptions
- Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals
- Links to further resources to expand readers’ knowledge
It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.
'The scope addressed by this text is impressive. It recognises the international and political debate which is pertinent in this field.'
Emma Sutton, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing Sciences, University of East Anglia
'I loved the book and the concepts in it. I really like the case studies and the fact the book is relevant to all disciplines.'
Claire Hooks, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University
'No other text that I am aware of brings together all the aspects that this text seeks to do which makes it a valuable resource.'
Daren Britt, Course Leader for BA Hons Criminology and Substance Misuse Interventions, University of Brighton
This text brings together broad perspectives on substance misuse. The critical analysis in the chapters is a particular strength.
‘This book is impressive in scope. It gives an overview of the context in which one may experience, support and seek to understand substance misuse disorder.’
A great resource, covering many perspectives on Substance Misuse.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Key Concepts in Substance Misuse: Drugs, Democracy and Society